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Covid-19 FAQs

Short Courses at Warwick

If you are thinking about attending a Short Course with the University of Warwick's Department of Applied Linguistics, you may find the following questions and answers useful. They are to be used alongside the University's Covid Policy for safety on campus.

What is your cancellation policy due to COVID-19? If a student cancels due to COVID-19 within 7 days of travelling to the UK, we will refund their fee in full or provide a reduction if they travel out at a later date. Evidence of a positive COVID-19 test within this 7 day period must be provided in order to receive the refund. However, once they have arrived and the course has started, we will not be able to provide refunds for lessons missed due to COVID-19 as we will be providing alternate educational options in such instances.
If any short course student is suspected COVID-19 positive or has tested positive for COVID-19 during an on-campus program, can they continue to participate in the program online from their homestay or campus accommodation? Yes, they can continue to participate in the programme online whilst they isolate. They will be given access to online materials and, wherever possible, we will endeavour to link them into face-to-face classroom activities and ensure that they have opportunities to interact with their peers online. We will be operating homestay accommodation with vaccinated hosts and would strongly advise that students be vaccinated as well. Support Officers will carry out daily welfare checks on the students.

Will short course students be able to extend their stay if they are unable to travel back to their home country?

If they were to miss their flight back due to isolating with COVID-19, we would work with the homestay provider/campus accommodation to ensure that students have suitable accommodation during their extended period of stay in the UK.


These measures we have adopted to safeguard students are constantly under review, but the expectation is that students attending a short course will receive a duty of care similar to any other Warwick student. All policies reflect UK Government recommendations. Any other University of Warwick-specific measures (e.g. mask-wearing in lessons) will be communicated to students when they arrive on campus, at the start of their course.

For all other face-to-face and online programme participant terms and conditions, please click here.